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The federal government has jumped into a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the proper channel for challenging the Federal Communications Commission's reading of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, arguing that private litigants aren't allowed to go around the government to launch collateral attacks on the validity of agency orders.
Wireless service provider TracFone sued three Texas-based companies Friday, accusing them of running a phone smuggling ring that cuts into its business model, marking the latest salvo in the telecom’s more than decade-long crusade to stop companies from trafficking its tech.
Disney, Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and other Hollywood heavyweights have sued Omniverse One World Television in California federal court, accusing the company of selling illegal packages of unlicensed, copyrighted movie and TV shows to streaming services.
A bipartisan group of senators has asked the Federal Communications Commission to look into creating a portal for the public to submit data detailing gaps in high-speed internet service in order to tackle concerns that national broadband maps are riddled with errors.
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly praised the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Friday for changing out phrases in its web terms of service that he had previously flagged as potentially limiting free speech online.